Published: Friday, 05 April 2013
Mike Fulton

Dutch superyacht builder Amels and international brokerage company Ocean Independence have announced that the 55-metre yacht Engelberg has taken to the water for delivery to her owner at the end of May 2013.

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Engelberg is the first 55-metre vessel designed by Amels. The project is managed by Ocean Management, Ocean Independence's Swiss-based management division. She has been customised to meet all her owner's needs, including the 80 kilometres of wiring needed to power the advanced personal communications system as well as the orange tint of the boat's top line.

"We are on schedule for delivery at the end of May, with Amels and Ocean Management working in sync to ensure a smooth handover," said Jeroen Minnema, the owner's broker at Ocean Independence.

Commenting on the project, Amels' managing director Rob Luijendijk said: "We are pleased with the good looks of our new lady, but equally the customised areas have been a great success. We incorporated ideas that brought more space to the interior, greater accessibility to the sun and the sea, including: the wide-body sky lounge, the folding balconies on the main deck, the easy access stairs folding out off the swim platform and the extra-large sun deck engineered for a touch-and-go helipad, to name a few."

Engelberg's interiors were designed by Enzo Enea and Focus Yacht.